Course Descriptions

The following is a complete listing of courses offered at MCC. You can also visit our Programs of Study page for a list of course requirements necessary to complete your degree.

AAD - Applied Art and Design
ACC - Accounting
ACD - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency
AGS - Agricultural Studies
ANT - Anthropology
ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language
ART - Art
ASL - American Sign Language/Foreign Language
ATP - Automotive Technology
BIO - Biology
BUS - Business
CDL - Interdisciplinary
CE - Cooperative Education-Disney World
CE - Hospitality
CE - Office Technology
CEL - Leadership
CHE - Chemistry
CHI - Chinese/Foreign Language
CIN - Cinema Studies
CIS - Computer Information Systems
CIT - Civil and Construction Technology
CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician
COM - Communication
COS - College Success
CPT - Computer Technology
CRC - Computer Related Curricula
CRJ - Criminal Justice
CSC - Computer Science
DAS - Dental Assisting
DEN - Dental Hygiene
EBL - Experience Based Learning
ECE - Education and Early Care
ECO - Economics
EDU - Education
ELT - Electrical Engineering Technology/Electronics
EMS - Emergency Medical Services
ENG - English Literature
ENG - English Writing
ENR - Engineering Science
ESL - English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL)
FPT - Fire Protection Technology
FRE - French/Foreign Language
FSA - Food Service Administration
GEG - Geography
GEO - Geology
GER - German/Foreign Language
GLF - Golf Management
HBR - Hebrew/Foreign Language
HED - Health Education
HEG - Health Education Global
HIM - Health Information Technology
HIM 100 - Introduction to Health Information

3 Credits

Introduction to the health record profession, allied health professions, historical development of health care field and the present health care delivery system. Introduction to the health information department and its relationship to other hospital departments. Numbering and filing systems, record retention, duplication, and storage considerations are explored. Health care registries are explored. Health information science principles are applied in the laboratory setting. Offered first half of Fall semester only. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of various providers and disciplines to support documentation requirements throughout the continuum of healthcare.
2. Identify appropriate secondary data sources.
3. Apply retention/destruction policies for health information.
4. Apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access/disclosure of protected health information.
5. Explain usability/accessibility of health information by patients.
6. Describe the differing types of organizations, which might include services, personnel or interrelationships, across the health care delivery system.
7. Comply with ethical standards of practice.
8. Evaluate the consequences of a breach of healthcare ethics.
9. Apply ethical standards of practice through an understanding of privacy, confidentiality and security of health information.
10. Describe the content and retention schedule of identified indexes and registers, and be able to contrast manual indexes and registers with computerized indexes and registers.

Course Offered Fall only

HIM 103 - Health Care Documentation

3 Credits

Introduction to the development, form, content, and evaluation of the health record. Introduction to hospital admitting department. Introduction to the organization, responsibilities, and committees of the hospital medical staff. Health record principles are applied in the laboratory setting. Offered second half of fall semester only. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: HIM 100 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze the documentation in the acute care health records to ensure support for the diagnosis, which might include the patient’s progress, clinical findings or discharge information.
2. Verify the documentation in the health record is timely, complete, and accurate.
3. Identify a complete acute care health record according to organizational policies, external regulations, or standards.
4. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of various providers/allied health personnel to support documentation requirements throughout the continuum of health care.
5. Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy/integrity of health data.
6. Maintain health data to fulfill health information needs.
7. Identify the use of legal documents.
8. Adhere to the legal and regulatory requirements related to health information management.

Course Offered Fall only

HIM 104 - Medical Terminology

3 Credits

A survey of the principles of medical terminology and word elements as a framework for a comprehensive medical vocabulary that can be applied in a professional setting. The course emphasizes methods used in health record documentation. Content includes detailed general and body system terminology, covering approximately 50+ terms per body system, as well as terminology used in pharmacotherapy, medical laboratory testing, and medical diagnosis. Computer programs, internet links, and comprehensive medical dictionaries will be used to enhance understanding of medical terminology. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Build a comprehensive medical vocabulary.
2. Apply guidelines for medical term formation, pronunciation, and spelling.
3. Define and use medical word elements.
4. Use commonly-used medical abbreviations and eponyms correctly.
5. Identify directional terms associated with the body.
6. Explain terms used in documenting patient wellness.
7. Identify commonly-used pharmaceuticals.
8. Identify medical laboratory procedures associated with specific body systems.
9. Identify diagnostic procedures associated with specific body systems.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

HIM 105 - Medical Transcription

3 Credits

Designed to introduce the student to the knowledge and skills required for medical transcription in a health care facility, utilizing digital dictation and MS Word. Organized and presented according to body systems. Transcription will consist of discharge summaries, operative reports, x-ray reports, histories and physicals, and other assorted medical reports. Use of references emphasized. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: HIM 104 with a minimum grade of C.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Utilize Microsoft Office Word to create visually professional and legible medical reports.
2. Cite various headings and subheadings typically found in common medical reports.
3. Develop precision listening and proofreading skills to assist with transcription of dictated medical reports.
4. Develop skills necessary to utilize a wide variety of resource materials necessary for competent transcription.
5. Explain the role of the transcriptionist in health record services and the importance of the current flow of clinical information in relationship to health care delivery.
6. Cite and apply basic ethical and legal aspects of medical transcription.
7. Describe various technology utilized in dictation and transcription services and equipment selection criteria.
8. Employ methods for monitoring and improving transcription productivity.
9. Define, spell and pronounce correctly the general medical terms commonly utilized in medical machine transcription
10. Analyze abbreviated physician drug prescriptions and correctly translate such orders/prescriptions.

Course Offered Spring only

HIM 110 - ICD-10 Diagnostic and Procedural Classifications

4 Credits

This course will include the historical development of reimbursement, and emphasize the ICD-10 classification system. Course work will focus on official coding guidelines and use of ICD-10. Additional classifications are briefly studied. Instruction of coding issues by body system will be introduced, and laboratory includes coding exercises and application of coding principles. Three class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisites: BIO 134, HIM 103 and HIM 104, each with a minimum grade of C, or permission of the instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply inpatient diagnosis/procedure codes according to current guidelines.
2. Evaluate the accuracy of inpatient diagnostic and procedural coding by reviewing medical information.
3. Analyze the documentation in the health record, which might include the patient's progress, clinical findings, or discharge information to ensure it supports the diagnosis.
4. Utilize software in the completion of HIM processes.
5. Explain payment methodologies for the use of data required in acute inpatient healthcare reimbursement.
6. Explain the applications of Classification Systems, Nomenclatures and Terminologies.
7. Analyze current regulations and established guidelines in clinical classifications systems.
8. Identify discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data.

Course Offered Spring only

HIM 111 - CPT Procedural Coding System

2 Credits

This course will emphasize the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system. Course work will focus on introductory outpatient coding with emphasis on evaluation and management, and surgery. Coding exercises will reference documentation guidelines and application of coding and reporting guidelines for outpatient services. Two class hours.

Prerequisite: HIM 110 with a minimum grade of C, or permission of instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply outpatient diagnosis/procedure codes according to current guidelines.
2. Evaluate the accuracy of outpatient diagnostic and procedural coding by reviewing medical information.
3. Analyze outpatient claim forms for proper code assignment to understand how code sequencing impacts payment.
4. Utilize software in the completion of HIM processes.
5. Explain payment methodologies for the use of data required in outpatient healthcare reimbursement.
6. Analyze current regulations and established guidelines in clinical classifications systems.
7. Identify discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data.

Course Offered Spring only

HIM 115 - Medical Office Pharmacology

1 Credit

Basic pharmacology terminology and concepts for the medical office professional. Topics include drug terminology, abbreviations, regulatory agencies, drug administration, dosage, effects, and use of drug references. One class hour.

Prerequisite/corequisite: HIM 104

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Utilize resource materials to assess information relative to Pharmacologic substances.
2. Summarize the association between the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration as each relates to the study of Pharmacology.
3. Categorize drugs into their appropriate drug schedules.
4. Differentiate between chemical names, generic names, and brand names of drugs.
5. Differentiate between the actions of drugs commonly used in the treatment of specific body conditions.
6. Differentiate the action of commonly-used pharmaceuticals appropriate for specific body system conditions.
7. Differentiate the action of drugs appropriate for specific body system conditions.
8. Distinguish between analgesics, anesthetics, sedatives and hypnotics.

Course Offered Spring only

HIM 204 - Health Records in Alternate Care

3 Credits

The course will review trends and changes in the health care delivery system, an introduction to the types of non-hospital health care facilities and respective record keeping requirements, with emphasis on long-term, psychiatric, ambulatory, home care/hospice, and rehabilitative care. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: HIM 111 with a minimum grade of C.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply diagnosis and procedure codes according to current guidelines.
2. Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural coding.
3. Analyze the documentation in the health record to include patient's diagnosis, progress, clinical findings or discharge information in various types of health care organizations.
4. Verify that documentation in the health record is timely, complete and accurate in various types of health care organizations.
5. Identify a complete health record according to organizational policies, external regulations or standards in various types of health care organizations.
6. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of various providers or allied health personnel to support documentation requirements throughout the continuum of health care.
7. Use secondary data sources to fulfill health information needs.
8. Apply policies and procedures for use of data required in healthcare reimbursement.
9. Adhere to the legal and regulatory requirements related to health information management.
10. Describe the various types of organizations which might include services, personnel or interrelationships across the health care delivery system.

Course Offered Fall only

HIM 205 - Professional Practice Experience I - WR

4 Credits

Applied practical experience under the guidance of professionals in health information-related settings. Included will be a forum for Professional Practice experiences and professional development content including current issues in the health care and health information field; employment opportunities; the role of the Professional Practice Supervisor; personal development and presentation; assertiveness training/techniques; responsibilities and privileges associated with professional membership; HIT-related professional agencies; and professional resources on the internet, including use of AHIMA Virtual Lab. Enrollment in HIM 205 is conditional upon satisfactory completion of the medical requirements and clearance from any existing health problem(s). Continued enrollment is conditional upon satisfactory completion of each Professional Practice rotation. One class hour, sixteen laboratory hours. This course, designated as "Writing Intensive", which will be reflected on transcript.

Prerequisite(s): HIM 111, BIO 134, BIO 135, and CRC 120, all with a minimum grade of C.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Interpret health information management (HIM) data content and standards.
2. Apply health information protection standards.
3. Utilize healthcare informatics, data, or analytics across the healthcare delivery system.
4. Utilize healthcare revenue management strategies.
5. Assess healthcare organization compliance with health information-related regulatory and accreditation standards.
6. Engage in health information leadership roles.
7. Comply with ethical standards of practice.
8. Integrate HIM prerequisite knowledge (anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical terminology and computer concepts and applications) into HIM functions.
9. Model HIM professionalism through demeanor and participation in professional organizations.

Course Offered Fall only

HIM 206 - Professional Practice Experience II

4 Credits

Continuation from HIM 205 with applied practical experience under the guidance of professionals in health information-related settings. Included will be a forum for Professional Practice experiences and professional development content including current issues in the health care and health information field, such as employment opportunities and search techniques; consulting for the health information practitioner; critique of department layouts, AHIMA certification exam application and preparation; continuing education requirements; and professional resources on the internet, including use of AHIMA Virtual Lab. Enrollment in HIM 206 is conditional upon satisfactory completion of medical requirements and clearance (by MCC Health Services). Continued enrollment is conditional upon satisfactory completion of each Professional Practice rotation. This course, is designated as "Writing Intensive," which will be reflected on transcript. One class hour, sixteen laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: HIM 205 and HIM 208, each with a minimum grade of C.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Interpret health information management (HIM) data content and standards.
2. Apply health information protection standards.
3. Utilize healthcare informatics, data, or analytics across the healthcare delivery system.
4. Utilize healthcare revenue management strategies.
5. Assess healthcare organization compliance with health information-related regulatory and accreditation standards.
6. Engage in health information leadership roles.
7. Comply with ethical standards of practice.
8. Integrate HIM prerequisite knowledge (anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, and computer concepts and applications) into HIM functions.
9. Integrate employment search skills to personal career mapping.
10. Model HIM professionalism through demeanor, participation, readiness for RHIT certification and understanding of continuing education requirements.

Course Offered Spring only

HIM 208 - Quality Improvement, Legal and Compliance Issues for the HIM Practitioner

5 Credits

This course will encompass a survey of accrediting, licensing, approving and certifying agencies affecting health care facilities, including the various accreditation programs of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Total quality management includes quality assessment, utilization management, risk management and credentialling. Additionally, the course will present to the student an introduction to the legal system, release of information, consents, administration of the law, evidence, torts, selected legal doctrines, the medical record in legal proceedings, liability of health care providers, current health legislation, and bioethical issues. Five class hours.

Prerequisite: HIM 103 with a minimum grade of C.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the impact that Federal Legislation has had on the development of quality assessment and improvement.
2. Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data.
3. Analyze policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards.
4. Identify a complete health record according to organizational policies, external regulations and standards.
5. Collaborate with staff in preparing the organization for accreditation, licensure and/or certification.
6. Adhere to the legal and regulatory requirements related to health information management.
7. Analyze data to identify trends.
8. Identify potential abuse of fraudulent trends through data analysis.
9. Apply healthcare legal terminology used by the healthcare professional.
10. Identify the use of legal documents.
11. Apply legal concepts to the practice of health information management.
12. Apply confidentiality, privacy and security measures to protected health information.
13. Apply retention / destruction policies for health information.
14. Demonstrate procedures regarding the access / disclosure of personal health information.
15. Apply ethical standards of practice.

Course Offered Fall only

HIM 209 - Management, Supervision & Personal Development for the HIM Practitioner

2 Credits

This course will encompass an introduction to managerial concepts and functions, to include supervisory techniques, planning, organizing, actuating and controlling, leadership, motivation, forms design, and tools of management specifically developed for health care settings. Content also includes emphasis on development of oral and written communication skills. Two class hours.

Prerequisite(s): HIM 205 and HIM 208, each with a minimum grade of C.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Plan budgets for use in a Health Information Department.
2. Explain accounting methodologies to include budget variances.
3. Utilize health information to support enterprise wide decision support for strategic planning.
4. Explain a data collection methodology for use in assessing customer satisfaction.
5. Explain the role of a Health Information Manager.
6. Apply the fundamentals of team leadership as it relates to the role of Chief Information Officer.
7. Organize staff meetings.
8. Report staffing levels and productivity standards for health information functions.
9. Explain the methodology of training and development.
10. Interpret compliance with local, state and federal labor standards.
11. Utilize strategies to monitor, report or improve processes.
12. Explain the impact of change management on processes, people, or systems.

Course Offered Spring only

HIM 211 - Healthcare Reimbursement

3 Credits

Course will acquaint the student with the cost of health care in the United States. Financial concepts related to health information systems will be discussed. Content includes instruction in health statistics and the use of medical information systems. Examination of data quality techniques necessitated by current reimbursement methodologies will be included. Computer applications in these areas will be utilized as appropriate. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: HIM 208 and MTH 150 (or higher), each with a minimum grade of C

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply diagnostic or procedural groupings (DRG, MSDRG, APC, RUGS) to patient health records.
2. Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic or procedural groupings.
3. Use appropriate tools to collect health data.
4. Apply graphical tools to data presentations.
5. Explain the terms analytics and decision support.
6. Calculate healthcare statistics.
7. Analyze productivity standards.
8. Utilize basic descriptive institutional and healthcare statistics for Quality Management, Utilization Management, Risk Management, or other studies.
9. Analyze data to identify trends.
10. Describe policies and procedures as they relate to healthcare reimbursement.
11. Evaluate the revenue cycle management process in a healthcare facility.
12. Solve discipline-specific problems in a meaningful or creative way.

Course Offered Spring only

HIM 213 - Health Information Systems

3 Credits

An introduction to health record applications, system design and security, and the health information manager's roles and responsibilities. Three class hours.

Prerequisite(s): HIM 205, HIM 208 each with a minimum grade of C.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply health data content and standards.
2. Apply health information protection standards.
3. Explain how metrics, such as healthcare informatics, data, or analytics, are used in the healthcare delivery system.
4. Evaluate healthcare organization compliance with health information-related external parties.
5. Demonstrate appropriate use of enterprise-wide information assets related to quality, performance, or strategic management in healthcare systems.
6. Summarize health information governance initiatives.
7. Apply HIM prerequisite knowledge (computer concepts and applications).

Course Offered Spring only

HIM 290 - Independent Study

Variable Credit

See the Program Director.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

HIS - History
HMN - Humanities
HON - Honors Studies
HPR - Health Professions
HSM - Homeland Security Administration
HSP - Hospitality
HTL - Hotel Technology
HUM - Human Services
HVA - Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
IDE - Interior Design
ITA - Italian/Foreign Language
JPN - Japanese/Foreign Language
LAW - Law
LDS - Leadership
MAR - Marketing
MET - Mechanical Technology
MFG - Manufacturing Technology: Automation / Robotics
MTH - Mathematics
MUS - Music
NUR - Nursing
OFT - Office Technology
OPT - Optical Systems Technology
PE - Physical Education--Coed
PEC - Physical Education--Coed
PEJ - Physical Education-Criminal Justice
PEM - Physical Education--Men
PEW - Physical Education-Women
PHL - Philosophy
PHO - Photography
PHY - Physics
PLE - Police: Law Enforcement
PLS - Paralegal Studies
POR - Portuguese/Foreign Language
POS - Political Science
PPE - Physical Studies/Physical Education
PSC - Public Safety Communications
PSC - Public Safety Training
PST - Public Safety Training
PSY - Psychology
REA - Reading
SBS - Honors Studies
SBS - Social & Behavioral Sciences
SCI - Science
SCR - Computer Security
SGT - Surgical Technology
SMT - Sports Management
SOC - Sociology
SPA - Spanish/Foreign Language
SPC - Speech Communication
STT - Solar Thermal Technology
SUS - Sustainability Studies
SVL - Service Learning
TAM - Tooling and Machining
TEK - Technology
THE - Theatre
TOY - Toyota
TRS - Transitional Studies
TVL - Travel And Tourism
XRT - Radiologic Technology